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lisp

verb [I/T]  /lɪsp/ us  
to pronounce "s" and "z" sounds like "th," so that "sin" sounds like "thin" and "Zen" sounds like "then"
lisp
noun [C]  /lɪsp/ us  
I was teased at school because I spoke with a lisp.
Translations of “lisp”
in Korean 혀짤배기 소리…
in Arabic لَثغة…
in French zézayer…
in Turkish pelteklik…
in Italian pronuncia blesa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 咬舌(指把s音和z音發成th音)…
in Russian шепелявость…
in Polish seplenienie…
in Spanish cecear…
in Portuguese ceceio…
in German lispeln…
in Catalan papissot…
in Japanese 舌足らずな発音(th の音がs やz になる発音のしかた)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 咬舌(指把s音和z音发成th音)…
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